The Best Tasting Whiskey Beverages

The Best Tasting Whiskey

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Whiskey is a very distinct tasting liquor. Since it is made in a burnt wooden cask, it is given a smokey head. Some consider whiskey to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage that is made from combining water and a mash of grains. The mash can be different combinations of barley, rye, wheat or corn. Whatever is used gives the whiskey a different flavor. It is then placed in a wooden cask that is made out of burnt oak and left to age and ferment. However long it is left in the cask is also going to change the taste of the whiskey.

Since all of these factors come into play, each whiskey producer comes up with a whiskey that taste slightly different from another's. This leaves the drinker with many varying options to consider when trying to choose which whiskey is the right one for them. Should they go with the lighter and smoother Canadian whiskey like Canadian Club, Crown Royal or Black Velvet? How about a fuller American blend like Jack Daniels, Knob Creek or Maker's Mark?

This list is to help determine which whiskey is the best tasting out there through votes from the Ranker users. Please note that It includes all types of whiskey, but you can also vote on the best bourbon and top scotch brands. Vote up your favorite and vote down the ones that just miss the mark.

List Criteria: Includes all types of whiskey, including scotch, single malt, blended whiskeys, bourbon and rye.

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  1. 1
    Up 336
    Down 158

    ranked low on reranks
    Maker's Mark

    99
  2. 2
    Up 184
    Down 88

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Knob Creek

    97
  3. 3
    Up 200
    Down 96

    the people's #1
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 148
    Down 65

    ranked high on reranks
    The Macallan

    Strathspey More
    92
  5. 5
    Up 163
    Down 63

    ranked low on reranks
    The Glenlivet

    Strathspey More
    92
  6. 6
    Up 252
    Down 102

    ranked low on reranks
    Jameson Irish Whiskey

    Republic of Ireland More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 109
    Down 46

    ranked high on reranks
    Balvenie DoubleWood

    87
  8. 8
    Up 116
    Down 41
    Scottish Highlands More
    87
  9. 9
    Up 117
    Down 42
    Strathspey More
    86
  10. 10
    Up 227
    Down 114

    Crown Royal

    85
  11. 11
    Up 261
    Down 196

    often listed &controversial
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    85
  12. 12
    Up 108
    Down 49
    Strathspey More
    82
  13. 13
    Up 159
    Down 92

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  14. 14
    Up 112
    Down 67

    Bulleit Bourbon

    76
  15. 15
    Up 65
    Down 34
    Islay More
    74
  16. 16
    Up 51
    Down 32
    73
  17. 17
    Up 79
    Down 55

    Buffalo Trace

    72
  18. 18
    Up 81
    Down 51

    ranked low on reranks
    Old Bushmills Distillery

    Northern Ireland More
    71
  19. 19
    Up 50
    Down 27
    Scottish Highlands More
    71
  20. 20
    Up 101
    Down 134

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jim Beam

    70
  21. 21
    Up 53
    Down 51

    often listed
    Elijah Craig

    68
  22. 22
    Up 56
    Down 37
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    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    67
  23. 23
    Up 68
    Down 45

    ranked low on reranks
    Tullamore Dew

    66
  24. 24
    Up 86
    Down 37
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    63
  25. 25
    Up 17
    Down 8

    ranked high on reranks
    Pine Barrens

    62
    added by: RKramden59
  26. 26
    Up 48
    Down 32
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    Wild Turkey

    61
  27. 27
    Up 31
    Down 15

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Booker's

    58
  28. 28
    Up 17
    Down 24
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    56
  29. 29
    Up 25
    Down 21
    No image

    Redbreast

    56
  30. 30
    Up 11
    Down 4
    Scottish Highlands More
    56
  31. 31
    Up 33
    Down 19

    ranked low on reranks
    Basil Hayden's

    55
  32. 32
    Up 47
    Down 81

    often listed &controversial
    Canadian Club

    52
  33. 33
    Up 8
    Down 12

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    52
  34. 34
    Up 41
    Down 66
    No image

    often listed &controversial
    Seagram 7

    52
  35. 35
    Up 16
    Down 9

    Yamazaki

    51
  36. 36
    Up 19
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks
    Four Roses

    49
  37. 37
    Up 5
    Down 10

    ranked high on reranks
    Cedar Ridge Iowa Bourbon Whiskey

    49
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  38. 38
    Up 11
    Down 24

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Longrow

    49
  39. 39
    Up 23
    Down 18
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Blanton's

    48
  40. 40
    Up 16
    Down 23

    ranked low on reranks
    Glen Moray

    Strathspey More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 18
    Down 27

    ranked high on reranks &ranked low on reranks
    Old Overholt

    46
  42. 42
    Up 2
    Down 10
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    greenore

    46
  43. 43
    Up 12
    Down 25

    often listed
    Blackadder

    46
  44. 44
    Up 25
    Down 28

    ranked low on reranks
    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    45
  45. 45
    Up 15
    Down 20
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue

    45
  46. 46
    Up 11
    Down 21
    No image

    often listed
    Midleton

    42
  47. 47
    Up 3
    Down 16
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    midleton

    39
  48. 48
    Up 9
    Down 6
    No image

    Single Barrel Jack Daniels

    39
    added by: cbf237
  49. 49
    Up 4
    Down 9
    No image

    ranked high on reranks
    Collingwood

    37
  50. 50
    Up 11
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Pendelton

    35
    added by: BigRedSkye
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